Roger Lee Silver, 82, of Lincoln, NE, passed away Friday, October 20, 2023. Born October 12, 1941 to Richard and Dolores Silver. Roger was a loving husband to his wife of 59 years, Dianne E. Silver, and a devoted father to their three children, Chriscea, Catherine and Richard; “Grandpa Silver” also took pride in his grandchildren, Alan, Liz, Niki, and Jesse, and enjoyed several great grandchildren.
As a young man, Roger was a formidable athlete and successful building contractor, many Lincoln homes were constructed by Roger and his team in the neighborhood where we lived. At the age of 29, Roger was paralyzed from the waist down in a terrible accident; however, such a tremendous setback did not overcome Roger’s unconquerable spirit. Soon after, Roger attended business classes at UNL and subsequently became a bookkeeper and volunteer Income Tax preparer. Even in a wheelchair Roger remained quite independent.
Roger enjoyed visiting his favorite Lincoln establishments and was a well-received customer everywhere he and Diane would go- everyone knew him by name, whether it was Hy-Vee, Village Inn, or Don and Millie’s.
Roger was a great cook, good with numbers, and sudoku; loved the Huskers, NASCAR, and liked to drive the neighborhoods looking at construction and new developments in Lincoln. His goodness, fortitude, lightheartedness, wit, and wisdom will be sorely missed.
Services will be held at Calvary Catholic Cemetery 3880 L St, Lincoln, NE 68510 Wednesday, November 8 1:00PM.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Dianne’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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